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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800
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Ranked #10 of 123 attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas,... more » Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano. « less
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This museum participates in the Blue Star program that allows military families in for free, and we were thrilled to be able to take advantage of that. I originally thought it would just be dinosaurs, but the most comprehensive exhibit is the one where you travel through time. It covers two floors, and it starts in the dark, just like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I love this museum. It was well organized and beautiful. Lots to see and lots of hands on exploration. Oh yeah, they rent strollers for $3 which was great since ours broke during our trip.

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Amarillo, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The museum is so fun. We took our kids when they were very young they enjoyed it more at 19 and 16. My only complaint was the air conditioning was out and it was HOT!

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I thoroughly enjoy visiting this museum each time we are in Albuquerque. The staff is informative and truly seems to love sharing their knowledge of all the different aspects. Especially, the volunteers in what I call the “bone lab”. During our last visit, they just uncovered bones from the elephant butte reservoir area of New Mexico. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I love science museums and when ever we travel we always hit one or two. This one is one of my favorites for the geology section on valcanos. New this trip was the MARs rover and the interesting exhibit with the latest Mars data. The staff was knowledgable and engaging. My kids spent 5 hours there until we werw driven... More

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Lexington, Illinois.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you want to know all about dinosaurs you will learn it here. Only $6 for seniors and well worth it. It is clean and plenty of room to get around. We loved the 3D film on Jerusalem. They also have a planetarium show so you can keep busy here. It was hard to find though. We got lost twice... More

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Los Angeles
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This museum is wonderfully done, with lots of hands-on exhibits and things to keep little ones busy, entertained and learning. It's a great place to go in the summer on a hot afternoon to cool down for a few hours and have a great family experience.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very entertaining museum for us to take grandkids (age 10 and 15) to. Some exhibits needed some care and updating, but for the most part, the exhibits were well-done and easy to understand and enjoy

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Triangle, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

It was larger then expected which was a pleasant surprise. It had many nice exhibits, but in my son's opinion the information was not detailed enough. This comes from a boy who loves information and remembers everything he reads. We spent a couple of hours at the museum and had a great time. The glow-in-dark Einstein T-Shirts in the gift... More

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Spokane, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We specifically chose this museum because we wanted to see the 3D movie on Jerusalem. The movie was great and we enjoyed walking around the museum.

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